Capel to play in NABC Roundball Challenge

Tar Heel senior Jason Capel was named today to the NABC's 12-player roster of senior stars for Friday night's game in Atlanta against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Here's the NABC press release ...


ATLANTA - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 12 top college seniors who will take on the Harlem Globetrotters Friday, March 29 in the NABC Roundball Challenge. The game tips-off the Final Four weekend at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta.

Friday's game marks the third consecutive year the Globetrotters will compete against the best the class of 2002 has to offer, as part of a partnership with the NABC. Pre-game activities, including the Slam Dunk Challenge and Hot Shot Shootout - where a Globetrotter will be teamed with a college all-star - begin at 6:30 p.m., and the game tips-off at 7:30 p.m.

Headlining this year's talented NABC College All-Star roster is Cincinnati guard Steve Logan, Oregon forward Freddie Jones, North Carolina forward Jason Capel, Georgia Tech point guard Tony Akins, Texas Tech center Andy Ellis, NABC National Defensive Player of the Year John Linehan of Providence, Georgia State forward Thomas Terrell, Hawaii guard Predrag Savovic, Illinois center Robert Archibald, South Florida forward Altron Jackson, Southern Illinois center Rolan Roberts and Wake Forest forward Darius Songaila. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo will pilot the talented 12-man team.


Name - School             Pos. Ht. Wt.	 Hometown 
TONY AKINS - Georgia Tech G 5-11 185 Lilburn, GA
ROBERT ARCHIBALD - Illinois C 6-11 250 Ballwin, MO
JASON CAPEL - North Carolina F 6-8 237 Fayetteville, NC
ANDY ELLIS - Texas Tech C 6-11 225 Lamesa, TX
ALTRON JACKSON - South Florida F 6-6 192 Sarasota, FL
FREDERICK JONES - Oregon G 6-4 210 Gresham, OR
JOHN LINEHAN - Providence G 5-9 165 Chester, PA
STEVE LOGAN - Cincinnati G 6-0 198 Cleveland, OH
ROLAN JONES - So. Illinois C 6-6 240 Woodbridge, VA
DARIUS SONGAILA - Wake Forest F 6-9 248 Marijampole, Lithuania
PREDRAG SAVOVIC - Hawaii G 6-6 220 Herceg, Yugoslavia
THOMAS TERRELL - Georgia State F 6-7 240 Brookhaven, MA

Head Coach: Tom Izzo, Michigan State (169-64 record in 7 seasons at Michigan State.) Assistant Coaches: Brian Gregory, Mike Garland, Mark Montgomery Honorary Coach: Jud Heathcote, retired Michigan State (340-220 (.607) record in 19 season at Michigan State and 420-273 (.606) record in 24 seasons overall.)

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